Program – July 21st 2016

  • 08.30 – Coffee and Donuts
  • 08.50 – Intro to Event Aims by Rufo Guerreschi
  • 09.00 – Intro to Panel 1 by Jovan Golic, Head of EU EIT Digital Action Line for Privacy, Security & Trust.
  • 09.10 – Special keynote by Joe Cannataci, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right of Privacy.
  • 09.40 – Flash position statements by panelists with flash QAs
  • 10.00 – Panel on CHALLENGE A: How can we achieve ultra-high assurance ICT?!
    Is it feasible to provide ordinary citizens access to affordable and user-friendly complete ICT services with levels of trustworthiness that are meaningfully-abiding to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, as a supplement to their every-day computing devices?
    If so, how? What standards, standard setting and certifications processes can enable users to reliably assess their actual trustworthiness? What scale of investments are needed? How likely is it that they would sustainably be legally allowed?
    (See Backgrounder on Challenge A)

    • Moderator: Rufo Guerreschi
    • Debaters: Jovan Golic, Daniel Castro, Joe Cannataci, Yvo Desmedt, Rufo Guerreschi
  • 11.00 – Coffee Break
  • 11.15 – Flash position statements by panelists with flash QAs
  • 11.50 – Panel on CHALLENGE B: Can ultra-high assurance ICT services comply to lawful access request while meaningfully protecting civil rights?
    Can providers of ultra-high assurance ICT devise complaince mechanisms to lawful access requests, voluntarily – i.e. in addition to what’s required by selected jurisdictions – without significantly increasing risks for the privacy of users nor for public safety?
    If so, how? What are the core paradigms of such certification processes? (Backgrounder on Challenge B)

    • Moderator: Jovan Golic
    • Panelists:  Daniel Castro, Max Schrems, Zachary Goldman, Joe Cannataci, Simon Halink, Rufo Guerreschi
  • 12.45 – QA with audience
  • 13.00 – Lunch break
  • 14.00 – Intro to Challenge C by Roman Yampolskiy
  • 14.10 – Flash position statements by Challenge C panelists with flash QAs
  • 14.40 – Panel on CHALLENGE C: Ultra-high assurance ICT and the future of AI?
    How can non-governmental ultra-high assurance ICT standards, and related socio-technical and governance models, spur sustainable AI-driven economic development and foster long-term AI safety?
    Can ultra-high assurance ICT standards, applied to the most critical deterministic sub-systems, contribute substantially to AI safety? (Backgrounder or Challenge C)

    • Moderator: Roman Yampolskiy 
    • Panelists: John Havens, Rufo Guerreschi, Gry Hasselbalch, Joe Cannataci, Zachary Goldman.
  • 15.40 – QA with audience
  • 15.50 – Coffee Break
  • 16.10 – Flash position statements by panelists with flash QAs
  • 16.30 – Panel on CHALLENGE D: What are the national policy or international treaty options for ultra-high assurance ICT standards in critical societal domains?
    What constituent processes can ensure a timely, effective and democratically-efficient implementation – by a critical mass of actors – of meaningfully-enforceable national policies or international treaties for ultra-high assurance IT standards setting and certification processes?! 
    (Backgrounder on Challenge D)

    • Moderator: Rufo Guerreschi
    • Panelists: Joe Cannataci, Max Schrems, John Havens, Simone Halink, Zachary Goldman, Bill Pace, Jovan Golic.
  • 18.00 -Summary of the day by organizers and QA with audience
  • 18.45 – END
  • 19.30-23.00 –  Dinner for panelists, speakers’ and special guests’ 

 (* By “constitutionally-meaningful” ICT, we mean ICT resistant to persistent attacks of tens of millions of euros to the life-cycle, and tens of thousands to the single user, by actors with very low liability and high access to plausible deniability. For more details, see the Challenge A backgrounder)